12/06/2010 08:54 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

John Boehner Faces Tough Task Of Controlling A 'Tea Party Congress'

As the transition to the new Congress began, in mid-November, Boehner avoided potential conflicts with his freshman colleagues by promising them a seat at the leadership table and two places on the steering committee that will choose committee chairs. When the freshmen told Boehner that they still felt underrepresented, he gave them a second leadership position and a third steering-committee seat...
But Boehner doesn't imagine that managing the Tea Party Congress will be as smooth as the transition has been.

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